GMAT Selection Procedure 2019

Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 26 Aug, 2019 10:17 IST

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GMAT Selection Process

Candidates who want to take admission in top management institutions must clear the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The entrance test takes place at regular intervals throughout the year for the management aspirants. It is an international level competitive examination with a high level of competition which must be prepared well by the test takers. Candidates must know the tips and tricks of how to prepare for GMAT before they appear for this international level examination.

The GMAT selection process for different International Universities through GMAT is different, therefore it is important that candidates go through the official website of colleges that you are applying and check the procedure involved for the selection process. A basic selection process carried out by various top-ranked business schools of India includes a round of Group Discussion (GD) followed by Personal Interview (PI). Some Indian B-Schools may also involve an additional round of written test as per the candidates’ performance, institutional guidelines and prescribed GMAT cut-offs. Candidates are also recommended to check the list of GMAT participating colleges to get an idea about the cut-off set by other institutions.

Selection process through GMAT is done on the basis of four components that candidates mention in their GMAT application form. These components are:

1. GMAT Score:

  • Your GMAT score plays a very important role in the selection process, as the first screening is done on the basis of GMAT result.

  • To compete with the high scores candidates will have to aim for a GMAT score within 50 points of a school's average.

2. Work Experience:

  • Universities look for the candidates whose work experience proves that they have had an elevated career graph in terms of decision-making skills, managing responsibilities and demonstrating leadership.

  • Another quality that B-schools look for is your ability to work well in teams. A prior history of leading teams by an applicant at work is an additional advantage and can be a deciding factor for all B-schools.

3. Recommendations:

  • Your recommendation letter values a lot. It should come from people who understand your skills and have seen your work.

  • Be very careful while choosing your recommenders carefully. Big names are not as helpful as a thoughtful, affirmative letter from someone who knows your work well.

4. Essays:

Another deciding factor is your essay. Your vision and thought process is judged on the basis of your essay.

How to Take Admission Through GMAT Score

The following steps will be involved when the GMAT qualified candidates prepare to take admission through the GMAT score:

Step 1: After the conclusion of the GMAT exam, the GMAT scores will be displayed on the computer screen and the candidates will be given two options - either to accept the GMAT score or opt to reappear in the next slot of the GMAT exam. Those candidates who accept their GMAT score, the same will be forwarded to the B-Schools which match according to their MBA programme criteria. Also, if the candidates wish that their scores reach more Institutes, they can apply at the GMAC website, i.e for the same.

Step 2: Based on the GMAT scores of the candidates, the Institutes will start shortlisting them for various MBA programmes they offer. The final selection of the candidates will take place on the basis of the statement of purpose, application form, interview and letter of recommendation or similar other procedures.

Step 3: During the final selection step, the following factors will play a key role:

  • Statement of Purpose: Should mention the purpose of the candidates as to why they want to apply for that particular MBA programme and from the particular B-School

  • Profile: The more attractive the profile of the candidates are the more chances of their being selected into their desired programme and Institute. The profile of those candidates rich in work experience, social responsibility activities and extracurricular activities will be in an advantageous pedestal

  • Letters of Recommendation: Should clearly highlight the perception of others about the candidates

Documents Required During GMAT Admission

The following documents shall be required to submit by the candidates during the GMAT admission process:

  • The GMAT scorecard

  • Passing certificate and marksheet of the qualifying examination

  • Transfer certificate (or migration certificate)

  • Valid Identity Proof

  • Category certificate (for candidates belonging from categories like SC/ST/PwD etc)

  • Recent passport-sized photographs

Top 50 Indian B-Schools Accepting GMAT Score

Following are the colleges that accept GMAT scores:

Name of the Institution Location
Indian School of Business Hyderabad
Xavier Institute of Management Jamshedpur
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore
S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research Mumbai
Amity School of Business Noida
Institute of Management Technology Nagpur
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Bangalore
Christ University Institute of Management Bangalore
SDM Institute of Management Development Mysore
Fortune Institute of International Business New Delhi
Indus Business Academy Bangalore
Adarsh Institute of Management and Information Technology Bangalore
Indian Institute of Management Indore
Xavier University (XIMB) Bhubaneshwar
PES University Bangalore
Universal Business School Mumbai
Institute of Management Technology Hyderabad
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
International Management Institute Delhi
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Delhi
NMIMS University School of Business Management Mumbai
Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad
T.A. Pai Management Institute Manipal
Indian Institute of Management Shillong
Birla Institute of Management Technology Greater Noida
Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management Mumbai
Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research Mumbai
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management New Delhi
Asia Pacific Institute of Management Delhi
Institute of Financial Management and Research Sri City
Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management Pune
NIILM Centre for Management Studies Greater Noida
Amrita School of Business Coimbatore
IFIM Business School Bangalore
FLAME University Pune
Institute of Management Studies Ghaziabad
Siva Sivani Institute of Management Hyderabad
International Management Institute Bhubaneshwar
VIT Business School Chennai
IILM Institute of Business and Management Gurgaon
Doon Business School Dehradun
Lala Lajpatrai Institute of Management Mumbai
ITM Business School Bangalore
IBS Business School Ahmedabad
ITM Business School Chennai
VelTech University Chennai
International School of Management Excellence Bangalore
K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management and Research Mumbai
MIT School of Telecom Management Pune
Indus Business School Gurgaon

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